Pharmaceutical Notes.


Editor Amer. Jour. Pharmacy:

I send you a formula for Tinct. Cinchonae Comp. which I find does not deposit any sediment. (see also Amer. Jour. Ph., 1861, p. 196.)

Rx. Red Peruvian Bark, ℥4,
Bitter Orange Peel, ℥3,
Serpentaria, grs. 360, moderately fine powder,
Saffron, "Spanish," grs. 120, moderately coarse powder,
Dilute Alcohol, using 2 parts stronger alcohol to 1 of water, a sufficient quantity to obtain by percolation 2 ½ pints of tincture.

I dispense with the Red Saunders, as I find no reason for its employment, and obtain a very dark and handsome tincture with the above formula.

I also send a formula for the very popular antacid soda mint:

Rx. Sodae Bicarb. ℥i,
Spts. Ammon. Aromat., ℥i,
Aquae Menth. Viridis, f℥xij.

M. Filter.
Dose: One to two tablespoonfuls for an adult one-half to two teaspoonfuls for an infant.
I would like to see a better formula for soda mint, if any of the many readers of this journal will send it.

Mt. Airy, Phila., April 26, 1871.

The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. XLIII, 1871, was edited by William Procter, Jr. (Issues 1-4) and John M. Maisch (Issues 5-12).